cinnamon rock candy recipe

Day 11: Cinnamon Rock Candy Recipe

Cinnamon Rock Candy Recipe

This is one of my favorite holiday candy recipes. It’s super easy to make, super spicy and I can’t get enough of it! You can make one sheet of the rock candy and fill up several bins of candy for gift boxes. They can add a little warmth on the cold days coming!

Cinnamon Rock Candy Recipe


  • 1 cup water
  • 3 3/4 cups sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups light corn syrup
  • 1 teaspoon red liquid food coloring
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon oil
  • 1/3 cup confectioners’ sugar

Other equipment you will need:

  • Cookie sheet with 1 inch walls
  • Candy Thermometer (you can find them for only $2-3 at some stores)
  • Medium Sauce Pan – try to find one that doesn’t have a non-stick finish. My favorite one nto use is an old aluminum pan
  • Tin Foil
  • Butter

Cinnamon Rock Candy Recipe


1. Line your cookie sheet (15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in) baking pan with foil; butter the foil and set aside.

2. In a large heavy saucepan, combine water, sugar, corn syrup and food coloring. Bring to
a boil over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Cover and cook for 3 minutes to dissolve sugar crystals.

3. Uncover and cook on medium-high heat, without stirring, until a candy thermometer reads
300 degrees F (hard-crack stage), about 25 minutes.

*Be sure to watch your thermometer, it can go quickly or slowly!  Each batch is different too.

Cinnamon Rock Candy Recipe

4. Remove from the heat; stir in
cinnamon oil. Keep your face back from the pan – the cinnamon will be strong and the smell will instantly fill the house!

5. Immediately pour onto prepared pan. Cool completely, about 45 minutes.

Cinnamon Rock Candy Recipe

6. Break the candy into pieces using the edge of your rolling pin. Go on, take out your stress on it 🙂 It’s fun!  Sprinkle both sides of candy with powdered sugar – it tastes yummy, and it stops it from sticking together.

Store in airtight container. ENJOY!

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